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Hotel Barabas
Löwengraben 16-18, 6004 Lucerne - LU
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City center 0 km Train station 0.8 km Airport 68 km
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  • Use of the public transport network valid for the whole stay
  • WLAN in room


Important information

Style of hotel and ambience

Welcome to Switzerland’s first jailhouse hotel. You’ll have the unique opportunity of staying overnight, plunging into the ancient times of bad boys, with a restful sleep in our comfortable beds.

Service & facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 11:30.00 until 14:00.00 and from 18:00 until 22:00.00 Closed sunday
  • Garden terrace
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0,00 CHF Fee per day 0,00 CHF
  • Breakfast from 07:30 o'clock to 10:30 o'clock
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 0,00 CHF Cost per day 0,00 CHF
  • Bathroom with shower

In-house services

  • Pets permitted Fee per day 10,00 CHF
  • Vending machine for beverages
  • Express check-out
  • Use of the public transport network valid for the whole stay
  • WLAN in room

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1862, Last complete renovation 2018, Number of floors 3, Total number of rooms 56, Number of single rooms 5, Number of double rooms 27, of which have 2 separate beds 24, of which have a double bed 3, Rooms with connecting door 0, Number of suites (separate rooms) 0, Number of junior suites 0, Number of apartments 0, Number of rooms with air conditioning 0, Reception manned at weekends from 07:00 to 23:00, Reception manned from 09:00 to 12:00 Reception manned from 15:00 to 21:00, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 11:00, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Number of luxury rooms 0, Number of business rooms 0, Hotel, City hotel, No-smoking room 56, Hypoallergenic rooms 0, Family rooms available 3, Children's beds/cots 2, Extra-long (over 2m) beds in 0 rooms,

Reception open

Reception manned at weekends

Check-In : 15:00
Check-Out : 11:00

Free for HRS guests:

  • Use of the public transport network valid for the whole stay
  • WLAN in room

Accepted payment methods

The following credit cards are accepted by Hotel Barabas:

 Visa  Eurocard/MasterCard  Electronic cash

Hotel Barabas

Location and distance

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City center

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68 km
Zürich Kloten

Train station

0.8 km


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Location of the hotel

The Barabas is located in the old town of Lucerne, 10 minutes walking distance from the main station. You can reach all important sightseeing spots within a few steps as well as bars and restaurants.



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Anonymous Business traveler


7 Good

Positive It is quite inexpensive & clean. Fast W-Lan. Good Coffee Comment from the hotel
Hi there! Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that you liked your stay with us. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again in Lucerne. Best regards Team Barabas

Anonymous Private trip


9.8 Excellent

Positive I liked it, how friendly and warm the staff are (specially Hannah!).
The Hostel is near the city center and they have the funniest and cutest welcome gift. Comment from the hotel
Hi there! We thank you so much for taking your time to write us a review. Also are we very happy about your positive mentioning of the staff. We do our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We hope to welcome you again at Barabas! Best regards Team Barabas
Negative Liked everything!